A 24-year-old Winchester man has been identified as the victim in a Sterling homicide investigation, Loudoun County authorities announced Thursday morning.
The victim was identified as Jose I. Escobar Menendez. Authorities were not able to say Thursday exactly how Escobar Menedez died.
A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office spokesman says Escobar Menendez was located on the roadway along Emerald Point Terrace near Winding Road around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.
“This remains a very active investigation, and at this time the motive is unclear. There is no indication there is a threat to the community,” Loudoun County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kraig Troxell told the Times-Mirror Wednesday night.
On the question of suspects, Troxell said only that no arrests have been made.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective M. Grimsley at 703-777-1021. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919 or submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app, which is available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
This story has been updated from an earlier version.